The PPTA has launched a new campaign promoting performance pay for their members.
They have even provided a flash video to promote it.
You’ve got to love the hickey on the girl’s neck at 1:12.
But in all seriousness this is brilliant that the PPTA has finally realised that performance based pay for teachers is the way to go.
But there are a few problems. The major problem is that the PPTA and the Ministry are so intertwined – especially through IES – and the Minister is way too afraid of controversy, so no effective confrontation will take place and very little will change for the kids.
If the kids happen to be in largely non-confrontational Maori and Pasifika families – all the more chance that they will just be run over.
But their tactic with this advert seems to be dumbing down the issue of teachers’ pay to the absolute maximum. Yet they still seem confused, getting the children in the video to produce graphs which actually seem to suggest teachers’ pay should be tied to student achievement. We are all for that surely…and nice to see the PPTA embracing it. Read more »